bed bug

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bed bug

Drug slang
Regional slang for fellow drug addict.
 
Public health
A small haematophagous (blood-sucking) arthropod.
 
Clinical findings
Pruritus and, in sensitive individuals, urticaria, vesiculobullous lesions, arthalgia, asthmatiform symptoms.
 
Types
• Cosmopolitan—Cimex lectularius.
• Tropical—Cimex hemipterus.